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“Uncovered” reimagining the music of Stevie Wonder and Prince – Nov 4 to 9, 2019 (Toronto)
The 13th edition of UnCovered re-examines the songbooks of legendary singers/songwriters through a storytelling lens by Canada’s most celebrated musical theatre artists. This year, UnCovered spotlights hit songs from two hugely influential artists: Stevie Wonder and Prince.
What began as a one-night event has now expanded to a signature six-night concert series, taking place November 4 – 7 at Toronto’s Koerner Hall and November 8 – 9 at the George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre (formerly the Toronto Centre for the Arts), produced in association with TO Live.
Audiences will experience music director Reza Jacobs’ wildly imaginative and theatrical arrangements, as some of Canada’s greatest musical actors from Broadway, Mirvish and the Stratford and Shaw Festivals perform such classics as “Purple Rain,” “For Once in My Life,” “Little Red Corvette,” and “Isn’t She Lovely.” In the preview video below, Broadway’s Thom Allison sings a stunning arrangement of Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called to Say I Love You.” Stevie Wonder and Prince will be played by Sarah Afful and Chy Ryan Spain respectively.
UnCovered: Stevie Wonder and Prince will be performed by a star-studded line-up including: Thom Allison (Broadway), Colin Asuncion (singer & cabaret performer), Aimee Bessada (multi-instrumentalist & songwriter), Jully Black (Juno award-winner), Michelle Bouey (2018-19 Banks Prize winner), Divine Brown (Juno award-winner), Alana Hibbert (Stratford & Shaw Festivals), Lydia Persaud (singer-songwriter) Jackie Richardson (Gemini & Dora award-winner), Cary Shields (Broadway) and more! Jamie Drake, Justin Gray, Reza Jacobs and Erika Nielsen comprise the orchestra.
UnCovered: Stevie Wonder & Prince
- November 4 – 7, 2019 (Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance & Learning) – 273 Bloor St W, Toronto,
- November 8-9, 2019 (George Weston Recital Hall, Meridian Arts Centre, formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts). Produced in association with TO LIVE – 5040 Yonge St, North York
Tickets: $35 + up
Box Office: musicalstagecompany.com,
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @MusicalStageCo. #UnCovered
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.